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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, I thought (my 2 cents) that leaving the mechanism open (maybe a LED in there) could've been interesting...since gases from the shot will not sever your fingers
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! I think that you've nailed the grip-to-frame angle. How does it feel in your hand?

Just a housekeeping question: do you think this thread belongs here, in Non-BR Props? I was wondering if it might be better served in the BR Aesthetic area, since it's inspired by the design of the movie. What do you think?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might fit better in the asthetic section

now for pics, someone mentioned doing a carbine version so i snapped a pic of what that might look like




Here it is with the side covers painted, and the barrel assembly screwed on I hate tapping and I'm not entirely happy with how it sits. I also attempted to stain the mdf and I think I might paint it instead and add some metal appliqué.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever considered going with a wire stock instead of wood if you do it as a carbine? Its coming along really nicely.

It should probably get moved to the aesthetics section since this is definitely a BR inspired work.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a fun build! I'm a big fan of the enfield rifle. I have an enfield jungle carbine and I love it.

If I may make a suggestion, you may want to mount the pistol grip a little higher so there is a bit of a gap behind the trigger guard.

With a trigger system like this, it may give you a more comfortable and stable grip if you give the second finger a little notch. Just a thought.

I look forward to seeing the finished product!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you can see, it's not easy to transform an existing gun/rifle into something else and make it look functional and logical.
I think that the grip should be more angled toward the back: I don't think it would be confortable right now.
I still believe that showing the innard would make for a more interesting look unless you transform those side plates to respect the overall design of other parts of the "gun".
As for using the butt of the rifle to the gun, I think that you'll have to make your own: the scale seems too big for a hand-weapon.
...just my two cents Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with joberg. A greater angle on the handle will make for a more comfortable grip. Something like this imo:

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Looking cool regardless... Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe if you "skeletonize" the stock,make it lighter and handier looking.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly what I was thinking. That's definitely moving it into the realm of Off World weapons.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt I'll go with the carbine look. Maybe my next project will be a Blade Runner Unit assault carbine. The real inspiration for this project was the fact that the original weapon was basically a rifle made into a handgun. I also wondered what would the Blade Runner's across the pond carry? Which is why I went with the enfield. At any rate, I really appreciate all the feed back this is why I love this forum.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks much better with that grip angle.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastically imaginative build, and some great source material to work with, thanks for sharing, very inspiring.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been a long time since I've posted, I hate how life gets in the way of my hobbies. I've altered the grip a bit more, and shaved down the the section of the stock that sits on top of the grip. I'm having an issue however, with affixing the grip to the pistol itself I attempted to screw it on. I noticed that even though I pre drilled the grip it was splitting the grip. So, my question to the board; How can I attach the grip securely enough that it wont snap off with handling?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the grip beyond repair? Can you post some pictures of the damage?

My first thought would be to attach it using some sort of epoxy putty so you can blend the woods together You will want to roughen the surfaces that will attach to the putty with 60grit sand paper. Once the putty cures and sets, you can blend it all together with higher grit sand paper so there are no seams.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BR12819 wrote:
This might fit better in the asthetic section

now for pics, someone mentioned doing a carbine version so i snapped a pic of what that might look like






I missed this one but, Hey, I LOVE the idea and design !!!

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Bravo !

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're not using solid wood it's going to be difficult not to split the grip (I had to see your previous post to see where you'll be able to attach it)
If you're using MDF you have to be sure to put a clamp around the grip before drilling anything in it and when you do screw something you'll have to keep the grip clamped again to make sure it doesn't split open (make sure that there's no wood/dust residue inside the hole also!)
To have a good tight fit, you could also dip your screw in white carpenter glue...good luck.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to give that a shot, I was also thinking about putting some two-part epoxy where the grip and gun meet up, just for some extra adhesion.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant believe I left this on the shelf for so long. I guess life and move across country has a way of putting things on the back burner. Well, I recently decided to finally finish this thing. I had the idea to try and salvage the MDF wood grip, with first some wood grain contact paper then a textured black. The more I looked at it the more I didn't like it so I decided to scrap the whole grip and start from scratch.

I found some decent used Pachmayr rubber grips at a surplus store and decided to make those work. I then made a trip to the hardware store for a "1/2 strip of mild steel. Then the fun began, a few hours of bending and I came away with a rough pistol grip shape that would fit inside the rubber grips. Some cutting and massaging later I had a grip frame i felt would work well.









I showed it to a friend of mine and he asked to use it in a film project he's working on. So, I shipped it out yesterday. I unfortunately don't have completed photos of it handy. But it looks a bit better than it does in the "mockup" photos I have posted.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While the grips are a significant improvement, I'm still uneasy about the metal plate hiding the trigger mechanism...while the overall look is kinda Diesel Punk, I feel that the lines of the gun are going all over the place Confused
If it's still a WIP I understand...my 2 cents Wink
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